Allied Warships

HMCS Guelph (K 687)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 687 
Built byCollingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) 
OrderedApr 1942 
Laid down29 May 1943 
Launched20 Dec 1943 
Commissioned9 May 1944 
End service27 Jun 1945 

Decommissioned 27 June 1945.
Sold into merchantile service in 1945 and became the Panamanian Guelph.
Renamed Burfin in 1956.
In service until 1965.


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Notable events involving Guelph include:

6 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) departed Portsmouth for Belfast. She was escorted by the Canadian corvette HMCS Guelph. (1)

8 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) makes a short stop at Fishguard instead of Belfast. She departed later the same day for the U.S.A. where she was to refit. She was escorted by the Canadian corvette HMCS Guelph during the passage. (1)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. ADM 199/1444

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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